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Solon: Great Lawmaker and First Democrat

Written by Edward Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Solon (640-560 BC) was one of the most important men in the Classical world. He was in part responsible for setting Athens on its road to greatness. He helped to stabilize the city-state and laid the foundations for the future Athenian Empire. Most importantly of all, he

Are current policies Draconian? Do we Need them?

We were ‘outside’ all of five minutes, at best… and I use inverted commas because we still hadn’t left the building. You see, our comfortable little apartment, while nestled in a beautiful old french building, has only an internal courtyard view. ‘No noisy traffic sounds!’, we had initially rejoiced… but then we noticed we didn’t

The Most Unbelievable Deaths of the Ancient World

Written by Visnja Bojovic, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom Never have I thought as much about how difficult being a judge must be, as when I was completing this difficult task of choosing only a few among the cornucopia of surprising and absurd deaths attested by ancient sources! A lot of things in our lives revolve